Marinated Mushrooms

This Marinated or Pickled Mushroom Recipe is an easy-to-make recipe that is great for parties and is a sure crowd pleaser. We love the fact that this easy Marinated Mushrooms Recipe can be made a day or days ahead and requires no cooking. Now if only all party menus could be like this…hmmmm. Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 0 min Marinate Time: 1 day Ingredients: Mushrooms (baby bellas, cramini) – 12 oz, cut to…

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Mango Pickle (Aavakai)

A traditional Indian meal is incomplete without a pickle. There are so many different ways of making pickles – cooking, fermenting over days in the sun or fresh pickles. This Mango Pickle recipes takes a few days and may sound like a tedious and a long process but the end result is just amazing and you can enjoy the fruits of you labor by relishing it over months or years. Take a step back in…

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Dosakai Pickle

Dosakai is strange! Why would we say that? Well, it is classified as a fruit but eaten and cooked like a vegetable! It is known as a Yellow Indian Cucumber – don’t think it looks or tastes like a cucumber! Yes, when we said strange, we meant strange. This Yellow Indian Cucumber is used in pickle, Curries, Daals, alongside Meats and Seafood. It has a tangy and a tart-ish flavor that makes it perfect for…

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Cranberry Pickle (Cranberry Achar)

This great pickle is a real tease…by the time you really start relishing the pickle – it’s gone! The cranberry season is so short lived that it makes you feel that life is unfair. Cranberry Pickle is easy and quick enough to make that we can make a batch every week. We mention at the bottom of this post “the hardest part is cutting…”, we change that statement to “the hardest part is keeping the…

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Tindora Pickle How-to Video

Some pickles do not require weeks of prep work and we love those kinds. Here is a great recipe shared with us by Kinnari. This Tindora Pickle has everything going for it…the taste, the color, the ease of making it! In short, it has stolen our hearts:-) Tindora Pickle will WOW you as well! Just watch the video and you’ll be drooling as well… Detailed recipe, click here!

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Tindora Pickle

Some pickles do not require weeks of prep work and we love those kinds. Here is a great recipe shared with us by Kinnari. This Tindora Pickle has everything going for it…the taste, the color, the ease of making it! In short, it has stolen our hearts:-) Tindora Pickle will WOW you as well! Just watch the video and you’ll be drooling as well… Ingredients: Tindora – 3/4 lb (350g) Salt – to taste White…

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Fresh Mango Pickle

When we talk about pickles, Fresh Mango Pickle is top on our list. Now we have not figured out if  we eat pickle with food or food with pickle! What we love about this one is the crunch in the mango and it can go from the refrigerator to your plate to your stomach in less than an hour…how cool is that? This Fresh Mango Pickle is from South India and is called Maangaa Curry…

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Mangai Thokku

Most Indian households have as many different types of pickles in the house as they have relatives!!! Ours is no different – you can never have enough. Maangai Thokku is one of my favorites because I can control the oil and the spices and it tastes great with North or South Indian cuisine. Ingredients: Raw Green Mangoes – 2 large (approx 3 cups packed), finely chopped Oil – 4 tbsp (preferably Sesame Oil or Olive…

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